Twice-Told Tales: Interfaith envisions new building
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10 years ago — 2003

Board members of Tracy Interfaith Ministries are beginning fundraising efforts to finance construction of a new building on city land at the entrance to El Pescadero Park off Grant Line Road.

The Garlic Bros. restaurant on Clover Road is closing. A Chinese buffet restaurant will take its place.

Services have been held for Robert Hollis, 76, operator of Bob’s TV Service.

Tracy-area 4-H Club and FFA members are exhibiting their livestock at the San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton.

Michelle Bettencourt is queen of this year’s IPFES Holy Ghost festa. Little queen is Alexia Alegre.

Tracyite Albert Moreno, a longtime baseball and softball umpire, will throw out the first ball at the 13th annual High School Baseball and Softball Classic in Stockton.

Sherry Gongaware, facilities-development director for the Tracy Unified School District, is retiring after 10 years with the local district.

Christian Fitipaldi, a veteran race car driver, signed autographs for local racing fans at the Save Mart store on West 11th Street.



25 years ago — 1988

Students who will be in the Class of 2000 “graduated” from kindergarten at West Park School.

Tracy’s Janine Bonin won the women’s high jump at the Athletics Congress Intermediate Track and Field Championships in Pasadena, Texas. She cleared 5 feet, 9 inches in her winning jump.

Dr. R. Michael “Mike” McLellan, 45, has come to Tracy from Redmond, Ore., to be the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. He succeeds the Rev. Stanford S. Davis, who has retired.

The San Joaquin County Fair has opened a 13-day run at the Stockton Fairgrounds.

Southpaw pitcher Danny Auchard was named winner of the Jim Blaney Award as the most-valuable player on the 1988 Tracy High baseball team, which posted a 21-8 record.



50 years ago — 1963

Connie “Con” Prock, a 23-year-old correctional officer from Tracy, was fatally stabbed at Deuel Vocational Institution. He was the first DVI officer to be killed on duty.

Gladys Felber is the new president of the Tracy Soroptimist Club. She succeeds Ione Monagan.

Jim Bybee, principal of New Jerusalem School, has been installed president of the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club. Marvin Weitz is outgoing president.

Antoinette Coelho and Danny Bertolotti were married in ceremonies at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

Britta Jorgensen, an American Field Service student in Tracy for the past year, is returning to her native Denmark.

Faye “Mom” Jackson, perhaps Tracy’s greatest San Francisco Giants fan, went down on the field at Candlestick Park to congratulate Juan Marichal for pitching a no-hit, no-run game.



75 years ago — 1938

George Dickerson, a former football standout at UCLA, has been named new football coach at Tracy High School. (He later became head football coach at his alma mater.)

Frank Penny has announced he is starting Tracy’s first taxi service.

State crews are filling the gap in the Paradise Cut levee east of town, expecting to end flooding within several days.

A two-way radio system is being tried out by the Tracy Police Department. A patrol car and the police station are equipped with the radio gear.



100 years ago — 1913

The Great Panama Pacific Road Race from Los Angeles to the Bay Area is expected to end in Tracy, as Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties will not permit the race cars to use their roads.

The steps required to establish an irrigation district were outlined to Tracy irrigation enthusiasts by attorney L.L. Dennett.

— Tracy Press archives

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